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The Washington Redskins are one of the NFL’s most storied franchises. The franchise has produced Hall of Famers like quarterback Sammy Baugh, who was also an accomplished punter and defensive back. Hall of Fame running back John Riggins gained notoriety carrying the ball for the burgundy and gold. Last, but not least, I must mention Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs, who led Washington to three Super Bowl titles with three different quarterbacks.
Unfortunately for Redskins’ fans, the team’s recent history has been one of abject failure. Since the team’s last Super Bowl championship after the 1991 season, Washington has had only five winning seasons, four playoff appearances, and three playoff victories. Not exactly a resume of success for such a proud organization.
Businessman and Redskins’ fan Daniel M. Snyder purchased the team in 2000 in an effort to return the Redskins’ to their former glory. Money was not an object to Snyder. His motto seemed to be “spend, spend, spend”. His modus operandi was to trade away draft picks and sign big name free agents. Players like Deion Sanders, Jeff George, Bruce Smith, Dana Stubblefield, and Albert Haynesworth were some of the players Snyder welcomed to Washington. These players were brought to achieve Snyder’s ultimate goal: a fourth Super Bowl championship.
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From a fan's perspective, the Washington Redskins defense played terribly familiar this past Sunday at the St. Louis Rams. Familiar as in, squandering a big lead, and letting a seemingly unknown offensive player from the other team have a career day.Robert Griffin III had a setback game, but no reasonable person should have expected every week to be New Orleans. He did enough...
The Washington Redskins placed both linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker on season ending injured reserve today.
Orakpo suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Sunday’s loss to the Rams. Carriker tore his quad tendon at the base of his right knee in the same game.
Following a silly loss to the Rams, where they blew a sizable lead, things have went from bad to worse for the Redskins, primarily on Jim Haslett’s unit. As confirmed Monday by head coach Mike Shanahan, linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker will each miss the remainder of the season due to injuries. [...]
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Rams 31, Redskins 28. With AP Photos. Despite his second consecutive strong game, Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was disappointed with his team's finish.
He accounted for 288 total yards and three touchdowns, but the Redskins didn't score in the final 20 minutes of a 31-28 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
''I don't feel good after a loss and no one...
Washington Redskins no.1 wide receiver Pierre Garcon, who sparkled in his debut with the team last Sunday against New Orleans is unlikely to play today in the Redskins week two battle with the St. Louis Rams according to a report issued by ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.
Garcon is suffering from a right foot injury and wants to test it today before the game to see if there is any...
Bold Prediction No. 1: RGIII excites the “cult crazed” Skins fans and statistically lights it upAfter two games, Griffin is second on the team in rushing and has thrown for 526 yards.But what stands out is his 71 percent completion rate with three touchdowns and one interception. Skins Nation has been waiting for a quarterback to lead them back to relevance, and Griffin will...
Every game has its zeros and heroes. For the Redskins vs. Rams, the heroes the two quarterbacks. For the zeros, it was the two players who got into a heated battle.HeroesRobert Griffin IIIHe had two touchdowns and an interception during the game. He is shinning as a rookie quarterback and seems to be just what the Redskins need. There is no doubt why the Redskins traded so much...
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly:
Washington Redskins: 31
St. Louis Rams: 28
I am one of the harshest critics to Sam Bradford, and rightfully so thus far in his career, but I can admit when he does a good job, and this game was one of his best of his career.
He was accurate, 74% of his passes for a very efficient 8.9 yards per attempt. He made one bad read in the game, on...
Handing out labels following the Skins’ 31-28 loss at St. Louis …
Robert Griffin III — Aside from the INT, he was spectacular once again, completing 69 percent of passes, running for 82 yards and totaling three scores. So very glad he’s our quarterback.
London Fletcher – Picked one off in the end zone and forced a crucial fumble, because he’s London Fletcher...
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